Wow, back at y’all! Thanks!
I’ll do a little something on that vendor to the right of Carlos’. She was there the 2nd weekend selling stone fruits. We were loaded down with stuff, but couldn’t walk past the only other produce vendor at the market.
Right now it’s less of a PSA and more of a BOLO @Chowseeker1999. I emailed Carlos and will also call the number on the sign.
You’re so right about farmers markets vs. grocery stores. I started getting the CSA boxes too. It’s like, Ohhh… so this is how it’s supposed to taste. I remember now.
I think farmers markets can also improve how we shop in a grocery store. By becoming familiar with in-season produce we can make better choices at brick & mortars. Tomatoes are a big problem. It would be inconceivable to walk in a grocery store and not find tomatoes any time of year, no matter how bad they taste. But I was at the farmers market on La Cienega and Washington a couple months ago and something seemed off. I realized there was only one vendor with tomatoes - just a small pile of green ones. This is a rinkydink market, but they still represent what’s in-season. I started to feel for Mr. APL (kinda’) and his tomato dilemma. Anyway, I made the connection, if you want to eat seasonal but can’t shop farmers markets often, do yourself a favor and go at least once a season to see what the harvest is. Plus you’re supporting California growers and helping the environment by buying local. Okay, that was my tree hugging moment. I’ll stop now.
BTW @Midlife, did you find your green tomatoes?
Happy Local / Seasonal Produce Shopping!